God is not lax concerning His Promises. He is working things out for your good.
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:8-9
Meaning, that although there is a process, He will surely allow it (The Promise) to come to pass – and it is not delayed. The timing is perfect by His standard and for your benefit.
Trusting God is really endurance to the end.
I used to run cross-country, which is a sport built for endurance. I am a sprinter, and I excelled on the court and on the field. My ‘longest’ run prior to cross-country was the 400-meter which was still set for speed.
My cross-country coach would use my ability to sprint and speed with excellence as a time benefit over the opposing teams. Albeit, as nearly Last as I was, there was a position necessary for me to play.
Endurance as a runner was never really a strong place – sprinting with power and winning was my forte.
So now I am, for the first time, running with endurance and committing to a firm persuasion that brings about true faithfulness to God and a steady belief system that God is Every. Thing. He. Said. He. Would. Be.
I asked God for endurance and a new physical conditioning that keeps me accountable to the process.
And so He gave it. And I must be faithful to yield Godly effort and Godly results.
It’s the process that brings about The Promise.
-P.S., Kaye –